A short bimble to find some pine resin and flint.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    thought I'd share these picture I took on a short walk to a little pine wood to collect some Pine resin and look for some flint.

    The Walk took me along the river Soar,through a nature reserve and into the countryside.

    A couple of narrow boats on the Soar.

    Badger set.

    Id been told about this building and that it apparently used to be a cold house where they stored meat before the invention of the refrigerator.

    I think it would make a great shelter for camping.

    I think this hole was knocked into the top of the cold house so whoever did it could have a fire inside,I can imagine some Hermit living here.

    Well I found my resin,infact I found a whole Burl on this pine tree that was mostly resin.

    A rabbit hole.

    I got a fire going and got some coffee and noodles on the go.

    I found these zip ties and a camping eating knife in the woods.

    I took enough water for the journey to the woods and to have noodles and coffee.
    But I knew I'd be passing a natural spring on the return journey.

    So I filled up my water bottle with fresh spring water.

    I need to collect some reeds soon as my Wife wants to weave a basket.


    The Pine resin I collected.

    Pine resin ball I made to store in my Kit.​

    I also found some fatwood which is great for making fires,Fat wood is pinewood full of resin.​

    It Burns very well In windy weather.

    The flint I collected on the walk Home.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 14, 2013
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  3. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    yes, very cool indeed.
  4. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    short bimble? I think that can be surgically corrected over here.
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Nice nature walk! Here in north Florida, our forests are mostly pine, so finding pitch (pine resin) is easy. Lots of blow-downs, so fire wood is easy pickin's too. Flint..... well, our local rocks are mostly limerock. Rare in the woods too, unless you come upon a sinkhole or spring.

    I had seen a video on traveling in England that showed those canal boats. Apparently folks can rent them like we rent RV's, for vacation trips?
  6. groovy mike

    groovy mike Immortal

    Thanks for the photos :) very nice.
  7. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    that round stone building sure looks like a charcoal maker.was the inside charred?
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Its an ice house.

    I googled it and found a link to the very same building,heres a link.

    Leicestershire Villages - Wanlip - Listed Buildings

  9. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Man those are cool pictures... thanks for sharing!
  10. Saintnick001

    Saintnick001 Monkey+

    This would really concern me if that was more of a hunting/skinning knife.
    Nice picks.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 14, 2013
  11. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I know what your saying but I would have rather it had been then it would have been worth finding.
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